Di­ver­sity rules

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True, it was a serendip­i­tous thing that a black African woman hap­pened to be next in line and ap­pointed by the High Court to re­place Fam­ily First se­na­tor Bob Day, but democ­racy is sup­posed to work this way (“The ac­ci­den­tal se­na­tor”, Oct 28-29). By fol­low­ing our con­sti­tu­tional pro­cesses we find our­selves gov­erned by di­verse rep­re­sen­ta­tives and this is a great thing. Like Jac­qui Lam­bie, Lucy Gichuhi brings a fresh com­bi­na­tion of char­ac­ter­is­tics to the Aus­tralian po­lit­i­cal stage. We look for­ward to see­ing her con­trib­ute new per­spec­tives on the com­plex so­cial jus­tice and cli­mate is­sues we face. Koula Pou­los Wat­son, ACT In an oth­er­wise in­for­ma­tive and uplift­ing piece, Greg Bearup showed his sec­tar­ian prej­u­dice with the line “Gichuhi was raised a Catholic but she is not the hard-line, ul­tra­con­ser­va­tive Chris­tian I had ex­pected”. There was a time when I thought such ig­no­rant sec­tar­i­an­ism was a thing of the past in Aus­tralia. Michael Smith Moorool­bark, Vic

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